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PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Spirit of Columbus Photos

 Lynsey Pipino, The Columbus Foundation PowerPhilanthropy Friday: Spirit of Columbus Photos
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The Columbus Foundation is working to capture The Spirit of Columbus through images that showcase the determination, dedication, and commitment of people in our smart + open community. Be sure to check out columbusfoundation.org and follow along on our Facebook album as we continue to celebrate The Spirit of Columbus through photography. You can also tune in on Instagram.

Check out some of our most recent examples of spirit below:

CATCO’s Fully Committed is wowing audiences in the Riffe Center’s Studio Two Theatre. “Sam Peliczowski may be an out-of-work actor, but he is a powerhouse dealmaker when he mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s top restaurant. A cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing to land the perfect table.” Get your laugh on through Nov. 24.

Feel the power of the blues resonate through contemporary art and culture in the Wexner Center’s Blues for Smoke and explore the work of more than 40 artists through the lens of the blues and “blues aesthetics.” Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and multimedia installations come together in this incredible show. Encompassing art created from the 1950s to the present, the exhibition explores the blues not simply as a musical category, but as an influential field of artistic sensibilities and catalyst for cross-genre experimentation. Photo by A.J Zanyk

Lots of great people worked the polls throughout central Ohio on Election Day. This trio of area high school seniors worked at Whetstone Community Center.

It’s winter at the Wilds! During the months of November–March, the Winter at the Wilds Tour is given in an enclosed, heated vehicle and takes guests both into pasture and behind the scenes to view animals in their winter housing. 
Photo courtesy of The Wilds

The Columbus Museum of Art and visitors are celebrating one of our city’s best loved native sons with George Bellows and the American Experience, on view through January 4. The exhibition highlights the importance of CMA’s Bellows collection, widely recognized as the best in the world, and showcases the artist’s vibrant, groundbreaking works. George Wesley Bellows, one of the country’s most celebrated 20th-century artists, is especially known for his boxing images and evocative urban scenes.

The beauty of Columbus in the fall is shining throughout our community. From the German Village to The Columbus Foundation and beyond, our amazing community is awash in the breathtaking colors of nature.

Jeff and Kathy Frank resurrected the Drexel Theater in 1981, bringing independent, foreign, classic, and art films to central Ohio and entertaining thousands of people for 32 years. They are the 2013 winner of the Drexel Hero Award, given by the Friends of the Drexel. Bravo, Jeff and Kathy!

Benefactor Group’s Laura MacDonald works with nonprofit staff and board members during a Nonprofit Forum focused on strategic planning presented by the Foundation in collaboration with Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Nonprofit Forums are presented by the Foundation to assist in enabling the most effective philanthropy possible in central Ohio.

The joyous and creative Spirit of Columbus was on display as thousands of revelers enjoyed HighBall Halloween. Photo by Randall L. Schieber

Educational opportunity was celebrated at I Know I Can’s 25th Anniversary program that also honored and remembered program founders Teckie Shackelford, Bob Weiler, Cliff Tyree, and Art Kobacker.

Information about more than 600 local nonprofits is available 24/7 through the Foundation’s online resource, PowerPhilanthropy, which is available to everyone who wants to be more informed about nonprofits before they give. PowerPhilanthropy makes it easy to donate to the causes you care about at columbusfoundation.org/p2/.

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